Susan Higley died November 6, 1901 in Arbela, Tuscola County Michigan where she and Solomon Leach had lived and raised their family. We’re fortunate to have Susan’s funeral card and a picture of her grave marker as part of our collection…
Text on the funeral card reads:
In Loving Remembrance of Susan Leach, died Nov, 13, 1901, Age 77 years.
‘Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
‘Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words,
“We must forever part.”
Dearest loved on we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave’s embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
‘Til we see thy heavenly face.
Note: Date of death differs from Susan’s death certificate information.
SOURCE: Funeral card, private collection: Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington
Pine Grove Cemetery, Arbela Michigan
Grave Marker – Susan Higley Leach
SOURCE: Photographs, private collection: Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington